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Uniting a Campus in a Divided Country

These are critical days for the future of The Evergreen State College, as we build a stronger campus against the backdrop of a fragmented nation.

With its 50-year-old tradition of vigorous debate, free-thinking faculty and dedicated focus on students, Evergreen has educated more than 40,000 graduates who thrive and prosper.

They are the measure of our success. As business leaders, Oscar-winning filmmakers, members of Congress, scientists, physicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants, they make their mark in Washington and across the country.       

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Olympia Campus to Close at 3 pm on Thursday, June 15

The Evergreen State College Olympia campus will suspend operations on Thursday, June 15 beginning at 3 p.m. Access to campus will be limited after 3:15 p.m.

This decision was made in light of potential disruption around planned demonstrations by off campus organizations.

Washington State Patrol will be on campus working with Evergreen Police Services to ensure campus safety.

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Olympia Campus Reopens Monday, June 5

The Olympia campus of The Evergreen State College will return to regular operations immediately this afternoon, Monday, June 5. All classes and activities will take place. 


“At Evergreen, campus safety is our number-one priority,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “After consultation with law enforcement today, we have determined there is no active threat to campus. We are ready to get back to the business of teaching and learning.”

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Olympia Campus Closed June 5

The Evergreen State College’s Olympia campus will be closed and on suspended operations Monday, June 5, while law enforcement officials review new external threat information received over the weekend.

“Suspended operations” means no classes on Monday, including evening. Evergreen staff will be present to provide campus services to resident students and ensure their safety. Law enforcement is active on campus at all hours. 

A determination on when to fully re-open campus will be made as soon as possible.

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Renewing Our Commitment to Tolerance and Respect at Evergreen: A Statement by the Board of Trustees

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For nearly 50 years, The Evergreen State College has fulfilled its mission to provide an exceptional education to the students of Washington state, so that they are prepared for the workforce and society. Our graduates have highly successful careers in the sciences, arts, technology, government, education as well as other fields.

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